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Brewers-Pirates game postponed due to rain

Wednesday's game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates has been postponed.

What It Means:

This start of this game was delayed due to rain, before eventually being called off for the night. The makeup date has not yet been determined.

numberFire's models gave the Pirates a 51.7% chance to win this game.

Start of Wednesday's Brewers-Pirates game delayed due to rain

Wednesday night's game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates will have a delayed start due to rain.

What It Means:

The Brewers-Pirates game will not start on time, as pitchers have been told to hold off warming up with another rain storm approaching. An official start time has not yet been determined, but the game is expected to start between 7:30-8:00PM EDT.

numberFire's models give the Pirates a 51.6% win probability in this game.

Wil Myers (oblique) could return for Padres this weekend

San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers (oblique) could return to the active roster during their upcoming series against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Myers has been limited to just 10 games this season because of oblique and arm issues but it sounds like the 27-year-old is just about ready to get back to action for the Padres. He's gone 6-for-20 (.300) with 1 home run, 3 doubles, 3 RBI, and 3 runs scored at the Triple-A level.

Myers was averaging 8.7 FanDuel points per game this season while also batting .300 (12-for-40) in the majors with 1 home run, 3 RBI, 5 runs scored, and 1 steal.

Khris Davis out for Oakland on Wednesday due to illness

Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis is absent from Wednesday's lineup against the San Diego Padres because of a stomach bug.

What It Means:

Davis is available off the bench and should be back in the lineup for Thursday's series opener against the Chicago White Sox. Chad Pinder drew the start in left field for Oakland, who is playing without a DH on Wednesday.

Davis is averaging 12.2 FanDuel points this season while slashing .235/.319/.531 with 20 home runs and 49 RBI across 276 plate appearances.

Brett Gardner (knee) still out for Yankees on Wednesday

New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (knee) is out of the lineup again Wednesday versus the Seattle Mariners.

What It Means:

This will be Gardner's fourth straight absence due to discomfort in his right knee. Clint Frazier is starting in left field and batting ninth on Wednesday night against Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez.

Garnder is averaging 10.4 FanDuel points per game this season while slashing .258/.350/.384 with 5 home runs, 21 RBI, and 7 steals across 269 plate appearances.

Jose Reyes starting for Mets on Wednesday

New York Mets infielder Jose Reyes is starting on Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Amed Rosario is on the bench, so Reyes will start at shortstop and bat eighth versus Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis in Wednesday's series finale. He's scored a run in three straight games, with the past two coming off the bench.

numberFire's models project Reyes to score 9.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,000 on Wednesday.

Marwin Gonzalez out of the Astros' lineup on Wednesday

Houston Astros infielder/outfielder Marwin Gonzalez is not starting on Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays.

What It Means:

Gonzalez was ejected from Tuesday's game after arguing a called third strike, so perhaps the Astros are just giving him a day to clear his head. Tony Kemp is starting in left field tonight.

Gonzalez is slashing .257/.331/.398 with 24 runs, 5 home runs, 33 RBIs, and 2 stolen bases this year.

Brian McCann starting at catcher for Houston on Wednesday

Houston Astros catcher Brian McCann is in the lineup on Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays.

What It Means:

McCann is starting at catcher and batting eighth tonight. Max Stassi returns to the bench after starting on Tuesday.

numberFire projects McCann for 8.6 FanDuel points tonight.

Amed Rosario on Mets' bench versus Colorado

New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario is not in Wednesday's lineup versus the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

After a 1-for-21 (.048) dry spell from June 5-13, Rosario has gone 7-for-21 (.333) with a dinger, 3 RBI, and 4 runs scored over his past five games. He will be available off the Mets' bench while Jose Reyes covers shortstop on Wednesday.

Rosario is averaging 6.9 FanDuel points in 67 games this season. numberFire's models project him to hit .257 with 5 homers, 9 steals, 28 RBI, and 22 runs scored over the rest of the year.

Josh Reddick in the Astros' lineup on Wednesday

Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick is starting on Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays.

What It Means:

With right-hander Nathan Eovaldi pitching for the Rays, Reddick is back in the lineup batting sixth tonight. Jake Marisnick returns to the bench.

numberFire projects Reddick for 10.0 FanDuel points tonight.

Devin Mesoraco starting for Mets on Wednesday night

New York Mets catcher Devin Mesoraco is starting on Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Mesoraco will replace Kevin Plawecki behind the dish to catch right-hander Seth Lugo and bat seventh versus Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis.

numberFire's models project Mesoraco to score 10.4 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,400 on Wednesday.

Rangers' Carlos Tocci starting on Wednesday

Texas Rangers center fielder Carlos Tocci is starting versus the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.

What It Means:

Delino DeShields is getting a breather, so Tocci will start in center field and bat ninth versus Royals right-hander Jakob Junis in Wednesday's series finale.

numberFire's models project Tocci to score 6.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,000 on Wednesday.

Astros' Tony Kemp starting in left field on Wednesday

Houston Astros outfielder Tony Kemp is starting on Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays.

What It Means:

Kemp is starting in left field and batting ninth against Rays starter Nathan Eovaldi. Marwin Gonzalez will take a seat tonight.

numberFire projects Kemp for 7.6 FanDuel points tonight.

Delino DeShields sitting for Rangers on Wednesday

Texas Rangers outfielder Delino DeShields is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

DeShields extended his hitting streak to five games with a 2-run double in Tuesday's win but he will move to the bench for Wednesday's matchup. Carlos Tocci is in center field for the Rangers.

DeShields is averaging 4.2 FanDuel points per game this season. numberFire's models project him to hit .240 with 15 steals and 36 runs scored over the rest of the year.

Colorado's Chris Iannetta out of the lineup against the Mets

Colorado Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta is out of the lineup against the New York Mets on Wednesday.

What It Means:

It's a routine day off for Iannetta, and Tom Murphy will draw the start behind the dish.

Iannetta has averaged 8.2 FanDuel points per game this season. He is slashing .236/.349/.399 with a .320 wOBA over 176 plate appearances.

Rougned Odor returns to Rangers' Wednesday lineup

Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor is in the lineup Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

Odor got Tuesday night off as Jurickson Profar started at second base. Profar is moving over to third base Wednesday, as Odor is at second base and hitting sixth versus right-hander Jakob Junis.

Our models project Odor for 9.1 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,400.

Kevin Plawecki on Mets' bench versus Rockies

New York Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Plawecki went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored of his own in Tuesday's start. He will sit Wednesday while Devin Mesoraco starts at catcher for the Mets.

Plawecki is averaging 7.0 FanDuel points per game this season. numberFire's models project him to hit .230 with 2 homers and 9 RBI in a limited role over the rest of the year.

Ronald Guzman sitting out as Rangers play Royals

Texas Rangers first baseman Ronald Guzman is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

Guzman will take a seat on Wednesday with Joey Gallo returning to first base. Gallo is batting seventh against right-hander Jakob Junis.

Our models project Guzman for a .244 batting average with 8 home runs, 25 runs scored, 27 RBI, and 2 steals over 239 plate appearances remaining this season.

Max Kepler in Minnesota's lineup versus Boston

Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler is starting versus the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.

What It Means:

Kepler will replace Taylor Motter in right field and bat seventh versus Red Sox southpaw David Price on Wednesday.

numberFire's models project Kepler to score 8.8 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,400 on Wednesday.

Joey Gallo returns to Rangers' lineup Wednesday

Texas Rangers first baseman Joey Gallo is in the lineup Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

Gallo sat out Tuesday night for the Rangers, but he'll return to first base on Wednesday with Ronald Guzman taking a seat. Gallo is batting seventh against right-hander Jakob Junis.

Our models project Gallo for 12.4 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,300.

Robbie Grossman in the leadoff spot for Twins on Wednesday

Minnesota Twins outfielder/designated hitter Robbie Grossman is leading off against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.

What It Means:

This is just the fourth time Grossman has been in the leadoff spot for the Twins' this season. The Red Sox are sending left-hander David Price to the hill.

numberFire's models project Grossman to score 8.6 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,100 on Wednesday.

Gerardo Parra starting for the Rockies on Wednesday

Colorado Rockies outfielder Gerardo Parra is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's home game against the New York Mets.

What It Means:

Parra got a routine day off against a southpaw on Tuesday, but he's back in left field while batting sixth against Mets righty Seth Lugo tonight. His return sends Noel Cuevas back to the bench.

numberFire's models project Parra to score 8.1 fantasy points while he's priced at $3,500 on FanDuel on Wednesday.

Noel Cuevas out of the Rockies' lineup on Wednesday

Colorado Rockies outfielder Noel Cuevas is out of the lineup against the New York Mets on Wednesday.

What It Means:

Cuevas spelled Gerardo Parra in left field on Tuesday, but Parra is back in action tonight, sending Cuevas back to the bench.

Cuevas has hit for a .278/.309/.367 slash with a .298 wOBA over 94 plate appearances in 2018.

Robinson Chirinos not in Rangers' lineup on Wednesday

Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

Isiah Kiner-Falefa is starting behind the plate on Wednesday, so Chirinos will take the night off. Kiner-Falefa is hitting out of the eighth spot against right-hander Jakob Junis.

Our models project Chirinos for a .228 batting average with 12 home runs, 30 runs scored, and 29 RBI over 237 plate appearances remaining this season.

Rockies' Tom Murphy catching against the Mets

Colorado Rockies catcher Tom Murphy is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's home game against the New York Mets.

What It Means:

Chris Iannetta is getting a routine day off, and Murphy will spell him behind the dish while batting eighth against Mets righty Seth Lugo.

numberFire's models project Murphy to score 6.4 fantasy points while he's priced at $3,200 on FanDuel on Wednesday.

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